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1986 Subaru XT vs. 2000 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2000 Subaru Impreza is newer by 14 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Subaru XT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Subaru XT would be higher. At 2,672 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Subaru XT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2000 Subaru Impreza (295 HP @ 6500 RPM) has 148 more horse power than 1986 Subaru XT. (147 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2000 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 1986 Subaru XT. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Subaru XT weights approximately 8 kg more than 2000 Subaru Impreza.

Because 2000 Subaru Impreza is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Subaru XT. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Subaru Impreza will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2000 Subaru Impreza (353 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 142 more torque (in Nm) than 1986 Subaru XT. (211 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2000 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1986 Subaru XT.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Subaru XT 2000 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Impreza
Year Released 1986 2000
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 147 HP 295 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 353 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.0:1
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1270 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 60 L


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